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The Pulp Hero Comic Index 

THE PULP HERO COMIC INDEX 
by Ron Hanna 

Copyright © 2005 by Ron Hanna & Wild Cat Books 

All Rights Reserved. 

No part of this book may be used, reproduced, or digitally stored without the express 

written permission of the author and/or publisher, except for brief reviews. 

Introduction by Ron Fortier 
Copyright © 2005 by Ron Fortier and used with permission. 

All Artwork is Copyright by the respective creators and/or owners and is used for Display 

Purposes only. No claim of Copyright is made on any artwork or character that appears 

within. Images are reproduced for Historical Reference only, under the Fair Use Law. 

Book designed, written and edited by Ron Hanna 

Portions of this book first appeared in: 
"Strange Worlds " #1 (Nov. 1999) published by Wild Cat Books. 



FIRST EDITION 
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Published by Wild Cat Books 

www.lulu.com/wildcatbooks 

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This book Is dedicated with respect to: 

Ver Curtiss 

David Burton 

Nick Carr 

Ron Fortier 

Vince Sneed 

Babette the Wild Cat 

and everyone who loves to dream and wonder... 



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THE PULP HERO 
COMIC INDEX 

by 

Ron Hanna 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Author's Preface 7 

Introduction by Ron Fortier 8 

ADAM STRANGE 10 

ALIEN WORLDS 12 

AVENGER 14 

AZTEC ACE 14 

BATMAN 15 

BILL BARNES 17 

BLACK HOOD 17 

BLACK TERROR 17 

BORIS KARLOFF'S TALES OF MYSTERY 19 

BUCK ROGERS 20 

CONAN 20 

DESTROYER 23 

DOC SAVAGE 24 

FLASH GORDON 27 

G-8 AND HIS BATTLE ACES 29 

GHOST STORIES 29 

GREEN HORNET 30 

GREEN LAMA 31 

GRIMJACK 31 

INDIANA JONES 34 

JOHN CARTER 36 

JONNY QUEST 37 

JUNGLE JIM 39 

KA-ZAR 40 

KONA, MONARCH OF MONSTER ISLE 41 

LONE RANGER 42 

MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E 43 

MOON KNIGHT 44 

MR. MONSTER 45 



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NEXUS 46 

OUTER LIMITS 48 

PHANTOM 48 

PLANETARY 51 

RAT PATROL 53 

SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE 54 

SECRET SIX 55 

SHADOW 56 

SHANG-CHI, MASTER OF KUNG FU 59 

SHEENA 60 

SPIDER 60 

STAR WARS 60 

STRANGE ADVENTURES 63 

TARZAN 65 

T.H.E. CAT 71 

TOM STRONG 71 

TUROK, SON OF STONE 73 

TWILIGHT ZONE 75 

TWISTED TALES 76 

XENOZOIC TALES 78 

ZORRO 80 



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Author's Preface 

This guide is intended to give collectors a handy list of the more well-known pulp 
heroes that appeared in the comics. 

However, not every character listed here actually appeared in the pulps, but could 
be considered appropriate for this reference due to the nature and influences that created 
them and their worlds. 

Lee Talk's THE PHANTOM is a perfect example. Basically a newspaper and 
comics hero, he still has "pulp" written all over him. The same with JONNY QUEST, an 
animated series from the '60's that gave way to the long-awaited comics. His adventures 
were just dripping with the excitement and wonder of the pulp mags. So, yes, I do include 
some titles that didn't expressly appear in the pulps, but they truly are worthy of mention. 

I've also included some anthologies and other comic series that I feel you may be 
interested in, such as TWILIGHT ZONE, OUTER LIMITS, and more. The pulps also had 
similar collections of Science Fiction, Horror, and Fantasy, and the comics followed suit 
with some fine titles. 

If you love grand adventure, thrills and chills, future worlds and lost civilizations, 
then you'll probably enjoy every title I've chosen to include. 

Granted, there are still other titles out there that I should have included, and if this 
book does well, then perhaps an updated and expanded edition awaits us in the years to 
come. Because pulp fiction is a type of story that will always be with us. It's the genre of 
dreams and dreamers. 

And on a final note, I hope you realize that this isn't a Price Guide. I grew up on 
comics and books of all kinds, especially pulp adventure, and in my mind, all books are 
priceless. Any hobby should be fun, not a measure of monetary investment. Books will 
always be a big part of my life, and I cherish them as I do a good friend. They unleash the 
imagination and help you discover new worlds of wonder. This Index is for the fans, and I 
hope they find it of some value, and helpful to their book collecting experience. 

Ron Hanna 

Middletown, VA 

Summer, 2005 



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INTRODUCTION 

by 

Ron Fortier 

PULPS AND THEIR COMIC BOOK COUSINS 

I was bom in 1946, one year after World War II ended. My generation would 
become known as the Post War Babies. 

By the time I was ten, 1956, the pulp era in America was over; leaving behind it 
barely a footnote in American cultural history. Gone were all the great magazine titles 
like the SPICY books, WEIRD TALES, and all the glorious, over-the-top hero 
periodicals like THE SHADOW and DOC SAVAGE. As a ten year old running the 
streets of a small town in New Hampshire, I was completely oblivious to all that had 
come before. 

Somewhere in my teens, and now we're talking the mid-60s, all that was to 
change, as my literary education was about to get a very amazing, and wonderful boost 
via the four-color world of comics. You see, although the pulps were gone, their direct 
descendants were still very much present in my world; the drugstore racks paperback 
thrillers and the comics. 

Comics had been around almost as long as the pulps themselves and that they 
survived beyond the war years is a testimony to the brilliant writers, artists and editors 
who created them. By the early 60s, both DC and the newly invented House of Ideas, 
Marvel Comics, were ushering in the brand spanking new Silver Age of Comics. It was 
an exciting time to be a fan and my mind is filled with joyous memories of those years. I 
can remember holding the first issue of THE FANTASTIC FOUR in my hands, and then 
a month later something called THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN. I devoured DCs 
CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN and BLACKHAWK. Adventure called from 
those garishly colored pages and I heard the song they sang. Could a young reader be 
more in nirvana? 

Along about the same time the comic industry was soaring to new and wondrous 
heights, another equally important literary phenomenon was occurring. The paperback 
industry had begun to reprint old pulp classics in their cheap, affordable editions. While 
browsing these racks, during my weekly comic buying jaunts, I discovered a muscle 
heavy savage named Conan the Barbarian by some guy named Robert E. Howard. A 
little while later. Ace Paperback began putting forth all of Edgar Rice Burroughs rich 
canon of material from the Tarzan series to the Martian saga. I was mesmerized, to say 
the least. These books were just as much fun as the comics. 

I began to do my own limited research via the fandom route. There were hundreds 

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of fanzines being published and I specifically sought out those that dealt with the pulps. 
Through them I discovered the pulps and what they meant to a depression weary America 
back in the 30s and 40s. Like their radio and cinema serial counterparts, the pulps 
provided Americans escape from their real economic woes with their formula thrills. The 
stories were set against exotic locales, and populated with larger than life heroes of every 
facet imaginable. If you could dream it up, somewhere there was a pulp title that dealt 
with the subject, be they cowboy, pirate, detective or space explorer. 

The final step in my pulp education was yet another joyous publishing event. 
Bantam Paperbacks launched their reprints of DOC SAVAGE with brand new stunning 
new covers by the great James Bama. These mini-pulps were an eye-opener to thousands 
of teenagers like me and needless to say, we would never be the same again. Through all 
these paperback reprints, I developed a genuine love of the pulps, in all their outlandish 
purple prose. And the more I read, the more I began to see a very real historical 
connection between the pulps and comic books. 

It was all too easy to see that elements in Clark Savage Jr. (never mind the same 
first name) figured greatly in the invention of SUPERMAN by Siegel and Schuster, two 
depression era Cleveland boys who grew up reading science fiction pulps. Once I 
discovered Johnston McCuUey's ZORRO stories, and then THE SHADOW, it was clear 
these were the archetypes from which Bob Kane and Bill Finger had whipped up 
BATMAN. 

I could go on and on with such connections. Add to this the fact that lots of the 
early comics of my youth, produced in the 1950s, were written by pulp writers who had 
gone over to the new market after the pulps died out. Others drifted into the movie and 
paperback ranks, with much success, I might add. That's the cool thing about pulp 
writers; you just can't keep them down. 

In all this back and forth from the two media, it was inevitable that many pulp 
heroes would find themselves translated to comics. For the first time, this book attempts 
to catalog these titles in a clear and concise fashion that makes it a wonderful research 
volume for the fans of both comics and pulps. 

Over the years, I have seen many, many comics fans grow to become pulp 
aficionados as well. Whereas, pulp enthusiasts have been slower to acknowledge the 
worth of comics. They fail to comprehend that comics are as vital to our cultural identity 
as were the pulps. Pulps and comics are first cousins, and as such, stand shoulder to 
shoulder in their abilities to fire the boundless imaginations of their readers. It is my 
fervent hope this book will help cement that relationship and continue to broaden the 
appeal of both to the masses. For in the end, it's all good stuff. 

17 June 2005 
Somersworth, NH 



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ADAM STRANGE 



Publisher: DC 

Titles: MYSTERY IN SPACE 

#1 (April, '51) — #117 (March, '81) 
ADAM STRANGE: MAN OF TWO WORLDS 
#1 — 3 (1990) 



Notes: For many years, this was a great comic... Adam Strange 
stories began in issue #53, although his first appearance was in DCs 
SHOWCASE (#'s 17, 18, and 19)... With his classic SF look, intelligent 
stories, and fantastic artwork, this was a wonderful series... Adam 
Strange reprints also appeared in DCs STRANGE ADVENTURES. 




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ALIEN WORLDS 



Publisher: 



(1) PACIFIC 

(2) ECLIPSE 



Titles: (1) ALIEN WORLDS 

#1 (Dec.,'82) — #7 ('84) 
(2) ALIEN WORLDS 

#8 ('84) — #9 Gan.,'85) 
ALIEN WORLDS 
1988, One-Shot 



Notes: ALIEN WORLDS was a stunning collection of Sci-Fi 
comic stories. Bruce Jones wrote most of them, and the artists included 
some of the top talents in the business. Al Williamson, Tim Conrad, 
Frank Brunner, Bo Hampton, Jeff Jones, and more... Very Highly 
Recommended... Eclipse later followed with "Alien Encounters" but it 
was never as good as the original. 




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AVENGER 



Publisher: DC 

Titles: JUSTICE, INC. 

#1 (May, '75) — #4 (Nov., 75) 

...based on the Kenneth Robeson pulp hero... 
JUSTICE, INC. 

#1 — #2 (1989) 

...a horrendous travesty of a modern-day "update"... 
...supposedly based on the Kenneth Robeson character. 

AZTEC ACE 

Publisher: ECLIPSE 



Titles: AZTEC ACE 

#1 (May,'84) — #15 (Sept.,'85) 

...written by Doug Moench, this wild series seemed to have 
it all. Time Travel, Paradoxes, Adventure, and more.. I was 

disappointed when it was canceled.... 
...Highly Recommended.. 



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BATMAN 



Publisher: DC 

Titles: DETECTIVE COMICS #27 (1939) ...The Ugend Begins... 
BATMAN 

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT 
SHADOW OF THE BAT 
THE BATMAN CHRONICLES 
BATMAN AND TARZAN 
BATMAN vs. PREDATOR 
... and many more! 

Notes: I'm not even going to try to go into detail here. Batman 
has been around for so long he almost seems like a part of the family. 
It's almost impossible to list all the titles and appearances that this 
most-pulpish character has been involved in. After more than 60 years, 
and still a part of our culture, it's interesting to remember that the roots 
of this hero began in the hey-days of the pulp magazines. The Shadow 
and Zorro are just two of the key influences in this hero's creation. So, in 
a way. Batman is our long-thought-lost link to the classic Golden Age, 
and we can only hope his adventures continue for many generations yet 
to come! 




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BILL BARNES 

Publisher: STREET & SMITH 

Titles: BILL BARNES COMICS 

#1 (Oct., '40) — #12 (Oct., '43) 

...AMERICA'S AIR ACE COMICS from # 2 on. 



BLACK HOOD 

Publisher: (1) MLJ MAGAZINES 

(2) RED CIRCLE 

(3) DC (IMPACT) 

Titles: (1) BLACK HOOD COMICS 

#9 (Winter,'43) — #19 (Summer,'46) 
...Previously was HANGMAN #'s 2 - 8 

(2) THE BLACK HOOD 

#'s 1 — 3 (1983) 
...Alex Toth art... 

(3) BLACK HOOD 

#1 (Dec.,'91) — #12 (Dec.,'92) 



BLACK TERROR 

Publisher: (1) BETTER PUBLICATIONS - STANDARD 
(2) ECLIPSE 

Titles: (1) BLACK TERROR 

#1 (Winter,'42) — #27 (June,'49) 
(2) THE BLACK TERROR 

#1 (Oct.,'89) — #3 Gune,'90) 



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BORIS KARLOFF'S 

TALES OF MYSTERY 

Publisher: GOLD KEY 

Titles: BORIS KARLOFF THRILLER 

#1 (Oct.,'62) — #97 (Feb.,'80) 

...becomes TALES OF MYSTERY from #3 on. 

...good artists in the early issues... 




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BUCK ROGERS 

Publisher: (1) KELLOGG'S CORN FLAKES 

(2) FAMOUS FUNNIES 

(3) TOBY PRESS 

(4) GOLD KEY- WHITMAN 

Titles: (1) BUCK ROGERS (IN THE 25* CENTURY) 
#370A (1933) 

...Free Give-Away, 1*"' appearance in comics... 
...6"x8", 36 pgs., Color... 

(2) BUCK ROGERS 

#1 (Winter,'40) — #6 (Sept.,'43) 
...reprints Sunday and Daily strips... 

(3) BUCK ROGERS 

#100 Gan.,'51) — #9 (May,'51) 

...Note: #'s 100 & 101 are also #'s 7 & 8... Reprints. 

(4) BUCK ROGERS (IN THE 25* CENTURY) 

#1 (Oct.,'64) — #16 (May,'82) 

...Whitman issues begin #7... 

...There was no issue #10... 

...Two "Giant Movie Editions" were made... 

CONAN 

Publisher: (1) MARVEL 

(2) DARK HORSE 

Titles: (1) CONAN THE BARBARIAN 

#1 (Oct.,'70) — #275 (Dec.,'93) 
KING CONAN 

#1 (March,'80) — #19 (Nov.,'83) 
CONAN THE KING 

#20 Gan.,'84) — #55 (Nov.,'89) 

...previously was KING CONAN... 

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SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN 

#1 (Aug.,'84) — #235 ('95) 
... B&W Magazine for Mature Readers... 
SAVAGE TALES 
#1 (1971) — #5 
... 1'' 5 issues featxired Conan... 
(2) CONAN: THE LEGEND 
#0 (Nov.,'03) — Present 

CONAN AND THE JEWELS OF GWAHLUR 
#1 — #3, 2005 
...mini-series adapted by P. Craig Russell... 

Notes: There were also graphic novels, movie adaptations, 
collections, and mini-series, but the titles listed above are the ones to 
seek out. The new Dark Horse series is especially good, written by Kurt 
Busiek and features painted art by Cary Nord. 




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DESTROYER 

Publisher: MARVEL 

Titles: THE DESTROYER 

#1 (Nov.,'89) — #9 Gune,'90) 

... B&W Magazine... Remo Williams and Chiun. 

...Scripted by WiU Murray... 
THE DESTROYER 

#1 (March,'91) 

...Color One-Shot... 
THE DESTROYER 

#1 ('91) — #4 ('92) 

...Color Mini-Series... 



Notes: These comics, especially the B&W mags, were excellent 
and faithful to the characters. Will Murray wrote many of the best 
Destroyer paperback novels, and he brings that magic touch to these 
comic book adventures. Highly Recommended! 




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DOC SAVAGE 

Publisher: (1) STREET & SMITH 

(2) GOLD KEY 

(3) MARVEL 

(4) DC 

(5) MILLENIUM 

(6) DARK HORSE 

Titles: (1) DOC SAVAGE COMICS 

#1 (May,'40) — #20 (Oct.,'43) 

...Back-up features included Cap Fury, The Whisperer, 
Captain Death, Billy the Kid, and Norgil the Magician... 
...Issue #'s 13-20 were V.2, #'s 1-8 in sequence... 

(2) DOC SAVAGE 

Nov. 1966, One-Shot 

...adapts "1,000 Headed Man"... Bama cover art... 

(3) DOC SAVAGE 

#1 (Oct.,'72) — #8 Gan.,'74) 
...Color series... Adapts the pulp stories... 
Man of Bronze (1-2)... Death in Silver (3-4)... The Monsters 
(5-6)... Brand of the Werewolf (7-8)... 

...also had a "Giant-Size" issue in 1975 that reprinted issues 
1 &2... 
DOC SAVAGE 
#1 (Aug.,'75) — #8 (Spring,'??) 
...B&W magazine, new stories and art... 
...#1 has Ron Ely photo cover... 

(4) DOC SAVAGE 

#1 (Nov.,'8?) — #4 (Feb.,'88) 

...This mini-series brought Doc into the modern age, saw 
his grandson born, and his aides grow old... and turned 
Long Tom into a traitor... 
DOC SAVAGE 
#1 (Nov.,'88) — #24 (Oct.,'90) 
...continues where the mini-series left off... 



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(5) THE MAN OF BRONZE 

#1 — #4, 1991 
MANUAL OF BRONZE 

1991, One-Shot 

...reference material and unpublished art... 
DOOM DYNASTY 

#1 — #2, 1992 
THE DEVIL'S THOUGHTS 

#1 — #3, 1992 
PAT SAVAGE: WOMAN OF BRONZE 

1992, One-Shot 
REPEL 

#1 — XXX, 1992 

...this mini-series ended after the first issue... 

(6) DOC SAVAGE: CURSE OF THE FIRE GOD 

#1 (Sept.,'95) — #4 (Dec.,'95) 
...mini-series, good story and art... 
...see also: The Shadow 

Notes: I wish I could have read all those early Street & Smith Doc 
comics. But having been born too late, I must concern myself with the 
modern-day versions. DC should never have made those drastic changes 
in the character and his life. It pretty much ruined the whole mystique 
and uniqueness of Doc and his aides. Dark Horse and Millenium had 
the best tales, with Marvel coming in close behind them. Hopefully 
someone else will one day take another chance on everyone's favorite 
pulp hero and bring forth a new series. In the right hands it could be 
awesome. 




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FLASH GORDON 

Publisher: (1) DELL 

(2) HARVEY 

(3) GOLD KEY 

(4) KING 

(5) CHARLTON 

(6) GOLD KEY- WHITMAN 

(7) DC 

(8) MARVEL 

Titles: (1) FLASH GORDON 

1943 — 1953 

...There were eight DELL 4-COLOR issues 

printed during these years: 

#'s 10, 84, 173, 190, 204, 247, 424, and 512... 

(2) FLASH GORDON 

#1 (Oct.,'50) — #4 (April '51) 
...Reprints Alex Raymond comic strips... 

(3) FLASH GORDON 

1965 

...One-Shot... Painted Cover, '47 reprint... 

(4) FLASH GORDON 

#1 (Sept.,'66) — #11 (Dec.,'67) 

...Al Williamson art... Back-ups include Mandrake the 

Magician and Secret Agent X-9... 

(5) FLASH GORDON 

#12 (Feb.,'69) — #18 Qan./TO) 
...continues from previous King series... 

(6) FLASH GORDON 

#19 (Oct.,'78) — #37 (March,'82) 
...continues from previous Charlton series... 

(7) FLASH GORDON 

#1 (June,'88) — #9 (1989) 
...mini-series by Dan Jurgens... 



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(8) FLASH GORDON 

#1 — #2 (1995) 

...mini-series... 

...written by Mark Schultz with Al Williamson art. 




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G-8 

AND HIS BATTLE ACES 

Publisher: (1) GOLD KEY 

(2) BLAZING COMICS 

Titles: (1) G-8 AND HIS BATTLE ACES 

October 1966, One-Shot, Painted Cover 
(2) G-8 AND HIS BATTLE ACES 
1991, One-Shot 

...flip-book with "The Spider's Web" on back... 

Notes: It's too bad this series never continued beyond these failed 
first issues. These are some of the best pulp characters and stories ever 
created, and the novels are perfectly suited to the comic book format. 
It's truly a shame that no one ever developed this as a continuing series. 
It could have been great! 

GHOST STORIES 

Publisher: DELL 

Titles: GHOST STORIES 

#1 (Sept-Nov. 1962) ... #2 Gune,'63) — #37 (Oct.,'73) 



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GREEN HORNET 

Publisher: (1) HELNIT PUBL. CO. / FAMILY 

(2) DELL 

(3) GOLD KEY 

(4) NOW 

Titles: (1) GREEN HORNET COMICS 

#1 (Dec.,'40) — #47 (Sept.,'49) 

...Issue #'s 1-6 were put out by Holyoke and 

#7 on up were by Harvey Comics... 

(2) THE GREEN HORNET 

4-COLOR #496 (Sept.,'53) 

(3) THE GREEN HORNET 

#1 (Feb.,'67) — #3 (Aug.,'67) 
...all have Bruce Lee photo-covers... 

(4) THE GREEN HORNET 

#1 (Nov.,'89) — #14 (Feb.,'91) 

#1 (Sept.,'91) — #40 Gan.,'95) 
GREEN HORNET: DARK TOMORROW 

#1 Gune,'93) — #3 (Aug.,'93) 
GREEN HORNET: THE SOLITARY 
SENTINEL 

#1 (Dec./92) — #3 (1993) 




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GREEN LAMA 

Publisher: SPARK PUBLICATIONS - PRIZE 

Titles: GREEN LAMA 

#1 (Dec.,'44) — #8 (March,'46) 

...this is another Golden Age series I'd love to see. 



GRIMJACK 

Publisher: (1) FIRST 

(2) IDW PUBLISHING 

Titles: (1) STARSLAYER 

#10 (Nov.,'83) — #17 Gune,'84) 

...Grimjack first appeared in these issues as a back-up 

feature, quickly moving to his own long- running 

tide... 
GRIMJACK 

#1 (Aug.,'84) — #81 (April,'91) 
GRIMJACK CASEFILES 

#1 (Nov.,'90) — #5 (March,'91) 

...reprints the Starslayer stories... 
(2) GRIMJACK: KILLER INSTINCT 

#1 (Jan.,'05) — Present 

Notes: After a long delay while rights were tied up in the legal 
courts, this new series is a welcome sight! John Ostrander and Tim 
Truman created magic back in Grimjack's early days, and it was a 
terrible blow to every fan when it was discontinued due to First Comics 
publishing collapse. First Comics had a lot of GREAT titles, and 
Grimjack is one of the BEST series ever, with everything from Sci-Fi, 
Horror, Weird Menace, and Crime Noir mixed together. Highly 
Recommended! 



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INDIANA JONES 

Publisher: (1) MARVEL 

(2) DARK HORSE 

Title: (1) FURTHER ADVENTURES OF INDIANA JONES 

#1 Gan.,'83) — #34 (March,'86) 
(2) YOUNG INDIANA JONES CHRONICLES 
#1 (Feb.,'92) — #12 (Feb.,'93) 
THE FATE OF ATLANTIS 

#1 — #4 (1991) 

THUNDER IN THE ORIENT 

#1 — #6 ('93-'94) 
THE GOLDEN FLEECE 

#1 — #2 (1994) 
THE ARMS OF GOLD 

#1 — #4 (1994) 

THE SHRINE OF THE SEA DEVIL 

One-Shot (1994) 

...Gary Gianni art... 
THE IRON PHOENIX 

#1 — #4 ('94-'95) 
THE SPEAR OF DESTINY 

#1 — #4 (1995) 

Notes: While the Marvel series started out well, it became 
stagnant in my opinion, and I stopped following it after the first 10 
issues. Dark Horse, however, had some really nice sets of mini-series. A 
limited format is probably the best way to go with a hero who could be 
straight out of the old Republic serials. An on-going series like Marvel's 
could easily have trouble sustaining clever plot lines. A mini-series 
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JOHN CARTER 

Publisher: (1) DELL 

(2) GOLD KEY 

(3) HOUSE OF GREYSTOKE 

(4) DC 

(5) MARVEL 



Titles: (1) JOHN CARTER OF MARS 

#1 (1952) — #3 (1953) 

...These issues are DELL 4-COLOR #'s 375, 437, and 

488... 

(2) JOHN CARTER OF MARS 

#1 (April,'64) — #3 (Oct.,'64) 

(3) JOHN CARTER OF MARS 

1970, One-Shot 

...Reprints '41-'42 Sunday Comic strips... 

(4) WEIRD WORLDS 

#1 (Sept.,'72) — #10 (Nov.,'74) 

...features John Carter and David Innes... 

...lots of good artists, a treat for Burroughs fans... 

(5) JOHN CARTER, WARLORD OF MARS 
#1 (June,'77) — #28 (Oct.,'79) 



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JONNY QUEST 

Publisher: (1) GOLD KEY 
(2) COMICO 

Titles: (1) JONNY QUEST 

Dec. 1964, One-Shot 
(2) JONNY QUEST 

#1 (June,'86) — #31 (Dec.,'88) 
JEZEBEL JADE 

#1 — #3 (1988) 

...mini-series, Kubert Bros, artwork 
JONNY QUEST CLASSICS 

# 1 — #3 (1987) 

...presents 3 of the best TV episodes by Doug Wildey, the 
series creator... 

Notes: An amazing comic series, full of action and adventure, 
with artwork by the top names in comics. They capture the feel and 
spirit of the original television show... Jonny Quest was another one of 
my childhood fascinations, and his Pulp Hero pedigree is beyond 
question. In fact, the character Race Bannon was actually designed by 
Doug Wildey with Doc Savage in mind... The TV episodes back in the 
'60' s were probably the best pulp fiction available on the small screen, 
and this comic series continued the tradition. Very Highly 
Recommended! 




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JUNGLE JIM 

Publisher: (1) STANDARD COMICS 

(2) DELL 

(3) KING 

(4) CHARLTON 

Titles: (1) JUNGLE JIM 

#11 Gan.,'49) — #20 (April,'51) 

(2) JUNGLE JIM 

#1 (Aug.,'53) — #20 (Oct.,'59) 

(3) JUNGLE JIM 

#5 (Dec.,'67) 

...only King issue, reprints Dell #5... 

(4) JUNGLE JIM 

#22 (Feb.,'69) — #28 (Feb.,'70) 

...there was no issue #21, it was an overseas edition only, 
similar to The Phantom #29... 




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KA-ZAR 



Publisher: MARVEL 



Titles: KA-ZAR 

#1 (Aug.,'70) — #3 (March,'71) 

...reprints of earlier stories... 
KA-ZAR 

#1 Gan.,'74) — #20 (Feb.,'77) 
KA-ZAR THE SAVAGE 

#1 (April,' 81) — #34 (Oct.,' 84) 

...Story: Bruce Jones... Art: Brent Anderson. 

...Very enjoyable series, very well done... 
KA-ZAR OF THE SAVAGE LAND 

Feb. 1997, One-Shot 
KA-ZAR 

#1 (May,'97) — #20 (Dec.,'98) 




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KONA 

MONARCH OF MONSTER ISLE 



Publisher: DELL 



Titles: KONA, MONARCH OF MONSTER ISLE 

#1 (Feb.,'62) — #21 Gan.,'67) 

...Sam Glanzman art... Painted Covers... 

...Another one of my childhood favorites, and you can't 

go wrong with dinosaurs... 




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LONE RANGER 



Publisher: 



(1) DELL 

(2) GOLD KEY 

(3) TOPPS 



Titles: (1) THE LONE RANGER 

11 issues from 1939 - 1947 

...Feature Comic #'s 3, 7, 21, 24 
...4-Color #'s 82, 98, 118, 125, 136, 151, 167 
THE LONE RANGER 
#1 Gan.,'48) — #145 (May,'62) 
...Painted Covers begin #32 and end with #111... 
...Clayton Moore photo covers from #112 to end... 

(2) THE LONE RANGER 

#1 (Sept.,'64) — #28 (March,'77) 

(3) THE LONE RANGER AND TONTO 

#1 (Aug.,'94) — #4 (Nov.,'94) 

...mini-series, Joe R. Lansdale story, Tim Truman art... 

...a look at the Lone Ranger in a supernatural element. 






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MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. 

Publisher: (1) GOLD KEY 

(2) ENTERTAINMENT 

Titles: (1) THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. 

#1 (Feb.,'65) — #22 (April,'69) 

THE GIRL FROM U.N.C.L.E. 

#1 Gan.,'67) — Oct.,'67) 

(2) THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. 

#1 (Feb.,'87) — #11 (?) 




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MOON KNIGHT 



Publisher: MARVEL 



Titles: MOON KNIGHT 

#1 (Nov.,'80) — #38 Guly,'84) 

...Doug Moench wrote 'em, and Bill Sienkiewicz drew 'em, 

and they were FANTASTIC! A complex hero with several 

identities... Globe-trotting action and adventure... 
MOON KNIGHT 

#1 (June,'85) — #6 (Dec.,'85) 

...mini-series, new costume... 
MOON KNIGHT 

#1 ('89) — #60 ('94) 

...Moon Knight dies... 
MOON KNIGHT: DIVIDED WE FALL 

1992, One-Shot 
MOON KNIGHT SPECIAL 

October, '92, One-Shot 

...Shang Chi, Master of Kung Fu appears... 
MOON KNIGHT 

#1 — #4, (1998 -1999) 

...Moon Knight returns in two different mini-series... 




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MR. MONSTER 

Publisher: (1) ECLIPSE 

(2) DARK HORSE 

(3) TUNDRA 

(4) CALIBER 



Titles: (1) MR. MONSTER 

#1 Gan.,'85) — #10 Qune/S?) 
...story and art by Michael T. Gilbert. 

(2) MR. MONSTER 

#1 (Feb.,'98) — #8 Guly/91) 

(3) MR. MONSTER ATTACKS! 

#1 (Aug.,'92) — #3 (Oct.,'92) 

(4) MR. MONSTER PRESENTS 

#1 — #3 (1997) 




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Publisher: 



(1) CAPITAL 

(2) FIRST 



Titles: (1) NEXUS 

#1 June,'81) — #6 (March,'84) 

...first 3 issues are B&W magazine- size. 
(2) NEXUS 

#7 (April,'85) — #80 (May,91) 
THE NEXT NEXUS 
#1 Gan.,'89) — #4 (April,'89) 
...mini-series... 



Notes: Written by Mike Baron with art by Steve Rude, Nexus is a 
wonderful series. Great stories and art about an unwilling executioner in 
the future. This is a comic I eagerly looked forward to reading every 
month until it ended. Very Highly Recommended... 



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OUTER LIMITS 

Publisher: DELL 

Titles: THE OUTER LIMITS 

#1 Gan.,'64) — #18 (Oct.,'69) 

...Based on the classic TV show, with Painted Covers... 

PHANTOM 

Publisher: (1) GOLD KEY 

(2) KING 

(3) CHARLTON 

(4) DC 

(5) WOLF 

(6) MARVEL 

(7) MOONSTONE 

Titles: (1) THE PHANTOM 

#1 (Nov.,'62) — #17 Guly,'66) 

(2) THE PHANTOM 

#18 (Sept.,'66) — #28 (Dec.,'67) 

Special Note: 

There was never an issue #29 between these runs. It was 
published as a "no-number" issue, overseas only, and not 
available in the USA... 

(3) THE PHANTOM 

#30 (Feb.,'69) — #74 Qan.,'77) 

(4) THE PHANTOM 

#1 — #4 (1988) 

...mini-series with Joe Orlando art... 
#1 (March,'89) — #13 (March,'90) 
...regular series... 

(5) THE PHANTOM 

#1 ('92) — #8 ('93) 



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(6) THE PHANTOM 

#1 — #3 (1995) 
...mini-series, deluxe format... 

(7) THE PHANTOM 

#1 (2003) — Present 



Notes: This is one of my most favorite characters of all time! 
Although Lee Falk's THE PHANTOM appeared mainly in newspaper 
strips, he was a true Pulp Hero through and through. Reading the 
comics and novels when I was young really made an impression on me. 
The stories were fantastic, yet rooted in a real-life world. In my opinion, 
this is one of the best heroes ever created... The Gold Key issues were 
especially good, with Painted Covers & Pin-Ups on the backs of the 
early issues... Highly Recommended! 




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Publisher: DC WILD STORM 

Titles: PLANETARY 

#1 (April,'99) — Present 



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Cassaday, this is a wonderful comic book with many, many tributes to 
the Golden Age of Pulp Magazines. The storylines are wild and 
wonderful. This is another title I eagerly look forward to reading every 
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RAT PATROL 



Publisher: DELL 



Titles: THE RAT PATROL 

#1 (March,'67) — #5 (Nov.,'67)... #6 (Oct.,'69) 

...based on the TV show about WWII guerrillas... 




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SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE 

Publisher: DC VERTIGO 

Titles: SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE 
#1 (April,'93) — #70 (Feb.,'99) 

...features Golden Age Sandman... 
...Matt Wagner plots/ scripts... 



Notes: This title was for mature readers, with adult themes. It was 
critically acclaimed at the time as the best pulp comic on the stands. 
Stories were usually presented in 4-part arcs, with appearances by other 
Golden Age heroes like Hourman and Blackhawk. 




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SECRET SIX 



Publisher: DC 



Titles: SECRET SIX 

#1 (April,'68) — #7 (April,'69) 

...not much in common with the pulp magazine, but still 
worth checking out for mystery and intrigue. 




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SHADOW 

Publisher: (1) STREET & SMITH 

(2) ARCHIE 

(3) DC 

(4) DARK HORSE 

(5) MARVEL 

(6) ETERNITY 

Titles: (1) SHADOW COMICS 

Vol.1, #1 (March,'40) — Vol.9, #5 (Aug.,'49) 

...the early covers of this comic series were reprinted from 

the pulp magazine covers... Back-ups included Doc Savage, 

Bill Barnes, Frank Merriwell, The Avenger, Norgil the 

Magician, and other pulp heroes... 

...Vol.'s 1-8 had 12 issues in each, while Vol. 9 only had 5 

issues... 

(2) THE SHADOW 

#1 (Aug.,'64) — #8 (Sept.,'65) 

...this series is almost not worth mentioning... The Shadow 

as Super Hero? I don't think so... 

(3) THE SHADOW 

#1 (Oct.,'73) — #12 (Aug.,'75) 

...the first series by DC, and considered the best... 

...Mike Kaluta art... #11 had a cross-over with The 

Avenger... 
THE SHADOW: BLOOD AND JUDGEMENT 

#1 (May,'86) — #4 (Aug.,'86) 

...Howard Chaykin's modern update... this is not your 

father's Shadow... 
THE SHADOW 

#1 (Aug.,'87) — #19 ('88) 

...stories by Andy Heifer, art by Kyle Baker... 

...this modern day follow-up was a joke, but at least DC 

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THE SHADOW STRIKES! 

#1 (Sept.,'89) — #31 (May,'92) 

...stones by Gerard Jones... 

...DC got it right this time around... An excellent series and 

Highly Recommended... 

(4) THE SHADOW: IN THE COILS OF LEVIATHAN 

#1 (Oct.,'93) — #4 Gan.,'96) 

...mini-series with Gary Gianni art, Kaluta covers... 

...all included poster inserts by various artists... 
THE SHADOW & THE MYSTERIOUS 3 

1994, One-Shot 
THE SHADOW AND DOC SAVAGE 

#1 auly/95) - #2 (Aug,'95) 

..."The Case of the Shrieking Skeletons"... 

...a team-up of titans... Highly Recommended... 
THE SHADOW: HELL'S HEAT WAVE 

#1 — #2, 1995 

...mini-series... 

(5) THE SHADOW: 1941 

1988, One-Shot 

...Graphic Novel with Kaluta art... 

(6) CRIME CLASSICS 

#1 ('88) — #13 ('89) 
.reprints the newspaper strips from the '40's... 




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SHANG-CHI 

MASTER OF KUNGFU 



Publisher: MARVEL 



Titles: SPECIAL MARVEL EDITION 

#15 (Dec.,'73) — #16 (Feb.,'74) 

...these first two issues introduce Shang-Chi, Nayland 

Smith, and Dr. Petrie... 

...and introduce us to Sax Rohmer-style adventure... it then 

becomes: 
MASTER OF KUNG FU 

#17 (April,'74) — #125 Gune,'83) 

...great artists and intriguing storylines... Highly 

Recommended... 
SHANG CHI, MASTER OF KUNG FU 

#1 (Nov.,'02) — #6 (April,'03) 

...Doug Moench and Paul Gulacy do the honors in this 

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SHEENA 

Publisher: (1) FICTION HOUSE 
(2) LONDON NIGHT 

Titles: (1) SHEENA, QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE 

#1 (Spring,'42) — #18 (Winter,'52) 
(2) SHEENA - QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE 

#0 — #3, 1998 

SPIDER 

Publisher: ECLIPSE 

Titles: THE SPIDER: 

MASTER OF MEN 
#1 — #3, 1991 
THE SPIDER: 

DEATH REIGN OF THE VAMPIRE KING 
#1 — #3 

...both mini-series have story and art by Tim Truman. 
...very well done and worth seeking out... 



STAR WARS 

Publisher: (1) MARVEL 

(2) DARK HORSE 

Titles: STAR WARS 

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RETURN OF THE JEDI 

#1 — #4 ('83) 

...mini-series based on the movie... 
STAR WARS: DARK EMPIRE 

#1 (1991) — #6 (1992) 

...first new material since "Return"... 

...many more mini-series followed, sometimes several 

at once... 
TALES OF THE JEDI 

#1 — #5 ('93-'94) 
THE FREEDON NADD UPRISING 

#1 — #2 (1994) 
DARK LORDS OF THE SITH 

#1 — #6 ('94-'95) 
RIVER OF CHAOS 

#1 — #4 (1995) 

THE SITH WAR 

#1 — #6 ('95-'96) 
SPLINTER OF THE MIND'S EYE 

#1 — #4 ('95-'96) 
THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE SITH 

#1 — #5 ('96-'97) 

Notes: Now this is classic Space Opera like E.E. Smith's 
"Lensmen"... In fact, I'm absolutely shocked that nobody has ever done 
a comic series based on the Galactic Patrol, and the wild, wonderful 
adventures of Kim Kinnison. That series also deserves a movie, and 
would definitely revive the pulp genre for a new generation. Star Wars 
was a vision of classic pulp adventure, and has created a whole new 
mythology. The Dark Horse comics are very well done, especially with 
the higher production qualities, but they're all good... And there are so 
many out there I can't list 'em all... Here's just some of the series that 
are available besides the ones listed above: Jabba the Hutt, Boba Fett, 
Mos Eisley, X-Wing Rogue Squadron, Droids, and more... There's a lot 
to choose from... May the Force be with you! 



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Publisher: DC 



Titles: STRANGE ADVENTURES 

#1 (Aug.,'50) — #244 (Oct.,'73) 

...all sorts of good stuff in this comic... 

...writers include Edmond Hamilton and Gardner Fox... 

...artists include Virgil Finlay, Neal Adams, Mike Kaluta, 

Murphy Anderson and more... 

...heroes include Captain Comet, Atomic Knights, 

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TARZAN 



Publisher: (1) DELL 

(2) GOLD KEY 

(3) DC 

(4) MARVEL 

(5) MALIBU 

(6) DARK HORSE 

Titles: (1) TARZAN 

#1 Gan.,'48) — #131 Quiy,'62) 

...Jesse Marsh art... Many photo covers of Lex Barker, 
Gordon Scott... 

...back-ups included "Two Against The Jungle" and 
"Brothers Of The Spear" (this was quite good)... 

(2) TARZAN (...of the Apes #138 on) 

#132 (Nov.,'62) — #206 (Feb.,'72) 
...excellent adaptations of the Burroughs books... 
...Russ Manning did many memorable issues... 
...Painted Covers and Very Highly Recommended... 
KORAK, SON OF TARZAN 
#1 Gan.,'64) — #45 Qan.,'72) 
...Manning art... 

...note that when Tarzan and Korak move to DC, they 
continue with Gold Key's numbering even though they 
are First Issues... 

(3) TARZAN OF THE APES 

#207 (April,'72) — #258 (Feb.,'77) 

...Joe Kubert art and stories... 

...some book adaptations... 
KORAK, SON OF TARZAN 

#46 (May,'72) — #59 (Sept.,'75) 

...Manning, Kaluta, and Thorn art... 

...back-ups include "Carson of Venus" and "Pellucidar"., 
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...continues from "Korak"... 

...John Carter, Korak, Carson of Venus... 

...Kaluta, Kubert, Manning art... 

(4) TARZAN 

#1 Gune,'77) — #29 (Oct.,'79) 

(5) TARZAN THE WARRIOR 

#1 — #5, 1992 

...Tarzan meets aliens from another world... 
TARZAN: LOVE, LIES, AND THE LOST CITY 

#1 — #3, 1992 
TARZAN: THE BECKONING 

#1 — #7 (1993) 

...story and art by Thomas Yeates... 

...this was a very good series... 

(6) TARZAN: THE LOST ADVENTURE 

#1 Gan.,'95) — #4 (April,'96) 
...previously undiscovered Burroughs manuscript... 
...completed by Joe R. Lansdale with some great artwork. 
More a Graphic Novel than a comic book, but the 
combination of pulp magazine layout and spot illustrations 
is the closest thing to a true pulp I've seen in years, and 
definitely belongs here with the other comics. 

TARZAN & JOHN CARTER: Warlords Of Mars 
#1 (March,'96) — #4 Gune,'96) 

...very disappointing, even though the writer and artist are 
both talented creators. Everyone seems totally out of 
character... This could have been much more, but this 
storyline deserves to be forgotten forever. Yuck... 

TARZAN vs. PREDATOR (At The Earth's Core) 
#1 Gan.,'96) — #4 (April,'96) 
...story by Walt Simonson, art by Lee Weeks... 
...the ultimate hunters face off against each other in 
Pellucidar... 

TARZAN: A TALE OF MUGAMBI 
1995, One-Shot 

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...regular series started out great, with Arthur Suydam 

covers on first 6 issues, then lost it's focus. Too bad... 

...there was a nice cross-over with The Moon Men at the 

end of the series... 
RETURN OF TARZAN 

#1 (April,'97) — #3 Gune,'97) 

...story and art by Thomas Yeates... 

...an excellent adaptation of the book... 
TARZAN & CARSON OF VENUS 

#1 — #4, 1998 

Notes: Tarzan is another of my "favorite characters of all time". 
Edgar Rice Burroughs created many memorable pulp heroes, and 
hopefully we wiU always see a comic in the shop featuring his tales of 
wonder... The Gold Key issues were the best, with faithful book 
adaptations, and great artwork by Russ Manning. DCs series wasn't 
bad, they also tried to keep the spirit of Tarzan alive. Marvel and Malibu 
never really caught my interest, but Dark Horse had some well-done 
series. 

And just for the record: Dell also put out 4 issues under 4-COLOR 
and other feature titles beginning in 1939. As with several other listings 
in this reference guide, I only try to focus on specific titles and runs, 
especially with the earliest creations. Many of them had cereal give- 
aways, newspaper strips, and other obscure releases. Hopefully you can 
find most of the titles within this guide without too much trouble! 

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T.H.E. CAT 

Publisher: DELL 

Titles: T.H.E. CAT 

#1 (March,'67) — #4 (Oct.,'67) 

...based on the TV show with Robert Loggia... 
...photo covers... 

Notes: I always liked the comic and television show. Great pulpy 
character. And the initials stand for his first name: Thomas Hewitt 
Edward... but you knew that, right? 

TOM STRONG 

Publisher: AMERICA'S BEST COMICS 

Titles: TOM STRONG 

#1 (June,'99) — Present 

...Alan Moore strikes again with this classic pulp-inspired 
series... 

...this is a "Must Have", folks. Highly Recommended... 
TOM STRONG'S TERRIFIC TALES 
#1 (Jan.,'02) — Present 

...short story anthology, again in the pulp vein... 
...worth it for Art Adam's "Tonni Future" alone... 




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TUROK 

SON OF STONE 



Publisher: (1) DELL 

(2) GOLD KEY- WHITMAN 

(3) VALIANT 



Titles: (1) TUROK, SON OF STONE 

#1 (Dec.,'54) — #29 (Sept.,'62) 

...this series featured two American Indians in a "Lost 
Land" full of dinosaurs and other perils... Quite good... 

(2) TUROK, SON OF STONE 

#30 (Dec.,'62) — #130 (April,'82) 

(3) TUROK, DINOSAUR HUNTER 

#1 Gune,'93) — #47 (Aug.,'96) 

...pretty good update of the character, better than most 

anyway... Good stories and art... 

Notes: I really liked this series, even the Valiant issues that 
brought some changes. But then Acclaim took over and destroyed all the 
good stuff that had gone before. Valiant had done some marvelous work 
with a lot of Gold Key's old titles while under the supervision of Jim 
Shooter. But then a power struggle emerged and Shooter was booted. 
Valiant became Acclaim, and their comic books have suffered ever 
since... It would be nice if another publisher got the rights to some of 
those Gold Key classics. 




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TWILIGHT ZONE 



Publisher: 



(1) DELL 
GOLD KEY 
WHITMAN 

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Titles: (1) THE TWILIGHT ZONE 

#1 (March,'61) — #92 (May,'82) 

...strange numbering on early issues... the first 4 are Dell, 
then becoming Gold Key (and then Whitman) with #1 
again... So there are really 96 issues instead of the apparent 
92... 

...what's that signpost up ahead?... 
(2) THE TWILIGHT ZONE 
#1 (Nov.,'90) — ??? 

...maybe it's the nature of this comic, but this series has 
another strange numbering system... 

...variants, polybagged, different editions, several volumes, 
and an irregular publishing schedule: 
V.l #1... V.2 #1 - #14... V.3 #1 - #4... others... 



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TWISTED TALES 

Publisher: (1) PACIFIC 
(2) ECLIPSE 

Titles: (1) TWISTED TALES 

#1 (Nov.,'82) — #8 (May,'84) 

...as with "Alien Worlds", Bruce Jones wrote the stories 
with various exceptional artists... 
...an excellent series and Highly Recommended... 
(2) TWISTED TALES 

#9 (Nov.,'84) — #10 (Dec.,'84) 

Notes: As with "Alien Worlds", Eclipse followed the "Twisted 
Tales" series with "Tales of Terror", and again it was a poor substitute. 
The Pacific issues are Highly Recommended. 




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XENOZOIC TALES 

Publisher: KITCHEN SINK PRESS 

Titles: XENOZOIC TALES 

#1 (Feb.,'86) — #14 (Oct.,'96) 

...Mark Schultz wrote and illustrated these wonderful 

comics... 

...but with an average of one issue per year, it lost a lot of 

readers... 

...I still Very Highly Recommend this tide... 



Notes: It was also published under the title "Cadillacs & 
Dinosaurs", and made its first appearance in "Death Rattle". This was 
an inspired series, with a post-apocalyptic world, strange creatures, and 
a humanity that may never change its destructive ways. The stories and 
artwork were exceptional. 




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ZORRO 



Publisher: (1) DELL 

(2) GOLD KEY 

(3) MARVEL 

(4) TOPPS 



Titles: (1) ZORRO 

#1 (May,'49) — #15 (Sept.,'61) 

...many photo covers... Toth art... 

(2) ZORRO 

#1 Gan.,'66) — #9 (March,'68) 

...reprints Dell issues... AH have photo covers. 

(3) ZORRO 

#1 (Dec.,'90) — #12 (Nov.,'91) 
...based on the TV show... 

(4) ZORRO 

#0 (Nov.,'93) — #11 (Nov.,'94) 

...more mature storylines by Don McGregor... 

...lots of great cover artists... 




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